I am going to start posting my daily outfits on the blog every day at noon (12 p.m. EST) instead of on Instagram especially after the SNAFU, and then doing a summary/Month of Style roundup at the end, like usual.
The Navy Blue with a Red Pop
When I saw this look in a photo, I realized that some outfits really make me look bigger/curvier depending on the style, and others like this one, surprise me at how slim I am. I look at this, and realize that (A) during quarantine I seem to have lost at least 5-10 pounds off my frame and (B) I need to wear navy blue more often.
I went with my beloved ‘trend’ of wearing sweaters as tops (this Adam Lippes sweater which is over a decade old), fits the bill perfectly, as it is very lightweight and yet dark enough to wear as just simply a top or as a topper, and then some navy pants. I felt the whole look was too plain, so I took a vintage belt from my mother’s closet I snagged years ago (she no longer wears/fits into any of these items), and liked the way it turned out.
I think I should have cuffed these navy blue skinny pants, to be honest. They puddle and it is driving me mad in this photo. Anyway.
The booties are VERY OLD from Club Monaco, called the Brooklyn bootie (they no longer sell them) but I wear them to death and have discovered these very similar Rag & Bone booties to be equally as comfortable.
The ring, is something I made out of a Zara earring! It looks like this:
Isn’t it nice? I should have bought all the Zara earrings, made rings out of them and sold them. LOL! I did think about it, but I wasn’t sure who would buy them except myself, as they’re so unique.
I decided to go for a monochromatic look because I wanted something as all one colour and added just ONE pop of colour as a belt because I wanted to break up the navy blue, but also to accentuate my waist – you can see your eye goes right to my waist, and because it’s a red colour or a lighter one than navy blue, it recedes, which makes the waistline look a little smaller as well.
The boots, are my favourite because they have a small dip / curve in the front that shows my foot and because of that, it elongates my leg line rather than cuts it off. Showing just a TINY bit of skin at the ankle, makes a huge difference, versus let’s say wearing boots that cover my ankle.